The Ciamillo cranks are worth the wait (and weight). we've (irishcycles.com) actually sold a number of them already as we're equipping our higher end bikes with the crank/brake set as OE. While we did have a few that "clicked', Ted shipped new spiders out immediately to us and we continued on with little issues. We've experienced some delays in getting our product but frankly, it's been worth it and Ted pretty much has worked the majority of small issues out of the crank.
What is interesting is placing the crank right next to a rotor and a Sram Red. It's safe to say the crank is evolutionarily different from both out there and looks (and acts) more like a rotor yet from a material prospect, is superior to the rotor in adjust ability and strength.
What set's it apart:
- adjustability to the rider; spec it as you want it in terms of length, q-factor, etc.
- arm strength under load
Bottom line: well worth it. However, like most good things, it's taking a little time to hit the streets in the numbers needed especially as he finishes last minute tweaks to make it a better product.
So, if you're getting them and putting them on your high-end bikes, it's safe to say all the pre-orders have been filled?